Communism News

On The Brink Part 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

Oct 26, 2012
50 years later, new research is shedding historical light on the tense and dangerous nuclear standoff between the US and USSR on the tiny island of Cuba. The first segment in a CONTEXT series marking the anniversary features Timothy Naftali who provides insight on the epic tale from the perspectives of Havana and Moscow.

On the Brink Part 4: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later

Oct 24, 2012
New research is shedding additional historical light on the Cold War's iconic nuclear standoff between the US and USSR. CONTEXT has been looking back on what we're learning with an eye toward the lessons that apply today. In part 4 of our "On The Brink" series, James Hershberg tells us why new documents show us that, "this is not our parent's Cuban Missile Crisis."

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann helps launch Cold War “Black Box” at Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie

Sep 21, 2012
Christian F. Ostermann is interviewed about the a new pop-up museum exhibit at the former site of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.

Chernobyl: From Early Warnings to the Aftermath

Sep 20, 2012
NPIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to its online Digital Archive. Four documents chart the unfolding crisis, from early warning signs, to the first urgent report of a catastrophic accident, to post-disaster analysis tracking the radioactive fallout from Ukraine.

Thoughts on Strategy from a Career Ambassador

Sep 05, 2012
Both Washington and Beijing consider good bilateral relations of vital importance. But their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. The hard reality is that China and the United States will not be able to lessen strategic mistrust unless and until they are prepared to address a central question: is there an array of military deployments and normal operations that will permit China to defend its core interests while allowing America to continue fully to meet its defense responsibilities in the region and protect vital U.S. interests?

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991 Reviewed in H-Diplo

Jul 03, 2012
Volume of the CWIHP Book series, "The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991," featured in H-Diplo Roundtable Review

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

Jun 25, 2012
The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and do not include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: September 1, 2012.

Former CWIHP Fellow Publishes New Book on the Sino-Soviet Split

May 24, 2012
Former CWIHP Fellow Jordan Baev publishes new book on the Eastern European perspective of the Sino-Soviet split.

Between Aid and Restriction: Changing Soviet Policies toward China’s Nuclear Weapons Program: 1954-1960

May 22, 2012
The latest addition to the NPIHP Working Paper series explores the history of the relationship between Soviet Union and China during the 1950s and 1960s as China sought to develop a nuclear weapon with Soviet scientific and technological assistance.

A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

May 21, 2012
The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently published "A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950" edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

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